Khan, Safdar Ullah and Awan, Rabia (2011): Contextual Assessment of Women Empowerment and Its Determinants: Evidence from Pakistan.
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The main objective of this study is to evaluate women empowerment in different contexts of family planning and economic decision making within the household. Further this paper investigates its appropriate determinants sifting through sociology resource control theory and economic bargaining theory by controlling for socio-cultural intervening factors. We examine this empirically by utilizing extensive micro level data information (15,453 households) from ‘Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey’ (PSLM) for the year of 2005-06. Results suggest the presence of highly constrained and largely dichotomous empowerment within the household. Interestingly, we find that the number of children however not the sex of a child relevant in enhancing women’s empowerment. Further, the common determinants of empowerment depict varying degree of effectiveness depending on the specific context of empowerment. Moreover, socio-economic, level of education and employment status of a woman depict as effect modifier factors across the empowerment contexts and regions. Furthermore, geographic divisions within Pakistan, significantly explain the contextual empowerment of women.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Contextual Assessment of Women Empowerment and Its Determinants: Evidence from Pakistan|
|English Title:||Contextual Assessment of Women Empowerment and Its Determinants: Evidence from Pakistan|
|Keywords:||Contextual empowerment; family planning decision making; economic decision making; socio-cultural; ordered logistic regressions.|
|Subjects:||?? C42 ??
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||Safdar Ullah Khan|
|Date Deposited:||11. May 2011 12:16|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 07:37|
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